Joe Michalski | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 14, 2015

Joe Michalski

Adobe Photoshop & Retouching Professional
   United States
  |   San Diego, CA
  |  11:01 am Local Time


Retoucher. Fine Artist. I have always had a fascination with nature and thunderstorms. I feel this is what triggered my compulsion to work with imagery. Though knowledgeable in all aspects of digital media, I find high-end retouching to be my strongest and most effective asset. I feel this sets me apart from the classical "graphic designer."

- 10+ years in the field of image retouching and manipulation
- Team player with expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
- Proficient in the use of digital SLR camera equipment and lenses

I'm grateful to have worked with numerous commercial photography clientele, locally and internationally. From beauty, fashion, and editorial assignments to luxurious hotel marketing compositions projects. The most rewarding experience comes from the feedback of a client and knowing I contributed to a specific vision.
Service Description
The quality of the retouching services I provide are due to much time and experience in the industry. I've grown to further take on each project confidently and with the utmost priority.
Photoshop CS
Awarded: 2007
Olivet Nazarene University
Bachelor of Arts
1999 - 2003
Ignite Media Group
2010 - Present
- Retouch and color correction of provided commercial photography - Assist in challenging image-clipping projects and establishing refined layer masks - Utilize multiple exposures of different elements, in order to compose high-impact imagery - Consistent approach in prioritizing quick turn-around for all image assignments
Titan Advertising
Retoucher/Photography Coordinator
2007 - 2010
- Digital media liaison for company-wide photographers and sales force - Shot marketing photos and videos of all Chicago outdoor transit advertising - Retouched and color corrected images and video presentations - Uploaded digital media assets and created naming structure for company digital library - Frequently praised for quality of imagery used in attaining successful business accounts (Classified Ventures)
Retoucher/Ad Designer
2004 - 2007
- Substantial image editing of interior and exterior photography - Retouched existing images to create a cleaner, more marketable ad - Stitched and edited 360-degree virtual tours - Periodically sent out to photograph properties (interiors and exteriors) - Scanned and digitized all model floor plans, logos and images for web standards - Designed logos and rotating banner ads for new and existing ads
Payment Terms
Please note that your payment will not be due until AFTER I send the final deliverable files.

Joe Michalski | Elance

Joe Michalski